Sustainable Infrastructure – Civil Engineers Address Sustainability and Infrastructure at Annual Conference

WHO: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

WHAT: ASCE’s 141st Annual Civil Engineering Conference

WHEN: October 20-22, 2011

WHERE: Memphis Cook Convention Center, Memphis, TN

WHY: When individuals hear the term "sustainable infrastructure," they may think of green roofs, wind farms or permeable pavements. Sustainable infrastructure is so much more than that. According to ASCE, "a sustainable civil infrastructure provides environmental, economic, and social well-being now and for the future." Sustainable infrastructure will be at the center of discussion during ASCE’s 141st annual conference in Memphis.
Conference tracks will include:
• Climate Change Impacts on Critical Transportation Infrastructure.
• The Cost of Doing Nothing:  How is Failing to Improve the Nation’s Infrastructure Affecting our Economic and Social Well-Being?
• ASCE Response to the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami and the Lessons Learned.
• Planning Transit Connections: Defining the Pathways to Sustainability
• New Orleans Sustainable Infrastructure After Katrina
• Hidden Infrastructure:  Developing and Sustaining Buried Utilities

Also on Sunday, October 23, ASCE will sponsor the Ninth Annual Community Service Project at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help create and then plant scarecrows in the hospital’s garden. 8 a.m.

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About ASCE
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 140,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. For more information, visit